January 17, 1978 |
Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||202 lb (92 kg)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Career highlights and awards|
Josip Sesar (born 17 January 1978) is a Croatian retired professional basketball player and current coach.
He started to practice basketball when he was ten. He was 182 cm tall at the time. In the 1992 he left Mostar to go to Split (KK Split). Since the youth coach did not consider him a prospect, his father took him to KK Zagreb. In 1993, he started his professional career there. After six successful seasons, in KK Zagreb, in 1999 he signed his second professional contract, namely with Cibona Zagreb. In 2000, he was initially selected by the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA (rights traded to the Boston Celtics) in the second round (47th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft. However, he never played a game for the Celtics. At the time he played for the CBC Zrinjski HT Mostar. He signed a 4-year contract.
He was the MVP of the 1996 European championship for junior men, held in France. He also participated in the 1995 world championship for junior men, and the 1997, 1999 and 2001 European championships.
In July 2011 he became coach of the youth categories of KK Cibona.
- "Josip Sesar profile, European Championship for Junior Men 1996". www.fiba.com. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
- "Josip Sesar profile, World Championship for Junior Men 1995 | FIBA.COM". www.fiba.com. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
- Index.hr- "Bili i ostali najveći klub" - Josip Sesar i Damjan Rudež u Ciboni! Author: D.R., July 6, 2011.